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the vessels of mercy; for God wil declare bis glory in showing

There is also eternum pondus gloria, an eternal weight ofglory. 2 Cor. 4.

There is plendor gloria dei patris, the brightnelle of the glory of God the Father; and this is the true light that enlighteneth ail chat come into the world ; that lights us the way to this glory. I

But to know the glory of God here on earth, we must observe the course of his judgments, and we shall therein seę boch his fa.

Church, howloever it be diftrested, wbich though it in be gloria in nube, glory in a cloud, the faithful will see through the cloud.

We shall also see this certain truth and justice in his hatred of fin, and in the sharp revenge that he caketh upon those that difease his Church, which though it be slow,fur God is how to wrathi jet he that believeth will not make hafte.

God giveth this light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jelus Christ. 1. Mercy. Crucifixus, mortuus, sepulous, Crucified, dead

IS and buried. 2. Justice; venit judicare' vivosHe cometh to judge the

Jive and dead.

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Vers. 15. Wo to him that giveth his neighbour drink, that put

test thy bottle to him and makejt bim. drunk alfoo that i hoss

mayfit look on their nakedneffe. 1:6, Thou art filled with name for glory; drink thow alfo and

let thy foreskin be uncovered, the Cup of the Lords right band shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spuing Ball be on

tby glory: 17. For the violence of Lebanon Shall cover thee, and the spoil of

beasts which made them afraid because of mens blood, and for the violence of the Land, of the City, and of all that dwell therein.


Ow doth Godrouze up his Justice against another sinde, the great and crying fin of drunkennelle.

1. Concerning the words. Wo to him that giveth his neighbour (forium or amicum others Icad), drink,

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That putteft thy bottle to him. Some read Conningens calorem tuum: Others adhibens venenum tuum ; Others iram.

He meaneth, wo be to him, that when he sees his neighbout in drink, comes in with his por, or pint, or quart, to infame bim.

Thou makéft bim drunk that thou magst look on their nakednes.] For it is said that the King of Babylor did use in his Conquests to bring forth great quantity of wine, and to make the People drink drunk that he might make sport with them; for in those drunken fits many shameful and bestial acts of lafciviousneste were publikely thewed, drunkennesle enflaming them with

Mr. Calvin doch interpret all this figuratively, not of drunkennefle with Atong drink, but of immoderate desire of aug: Verlos. mencing their dominionsof which kind of drunkénneffe he {pake before, comparing the Babylonians to such as tranfgreffe with wine.

So doch Ribera a learned Jesuit understand this, of the infoJenit triumph of the Babylonian King, making sport in the conqueft of Kings, and exercising on them cruelties, to discover their nakednesle, how he hath stripped them out of all.

But Saine Hierom reporreth chat Nebuchadnezzar did abuse Zedechiah the King at a banquet in a very foul manner.

And because that kind of drunkenneflc was before touched to the quick, Ifollow Arias Montanns in the literal expolition of these words, which I have before delivered, that the King made his aílociate Kings, and his Conquered enemies drunk to make him sport. Which fin of his is threatned.

Verf. 16. Thon art filled with shame for glory; for this turned to the shame of the Babylonians. Thoagh Mr.Calvin expound it, fatiatus es probro non tuo sed alieno. That the Babylonian did even fatishe himself with the disgrace done to his enemy. Racher I take it for a punishment inAided on the Babylonian, chai shame should come to him for this (port that he made himselfe, as it also followech, Drink thou also. und let thy fore-skin be discovered: The Cup of the Lords right hand

shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spe ving Mall be on thy glory: Qg2


Dan. 3. 1.

Veri. 30

This I cake, it was not only figuratively revenged upon New buchadnezzar, when the glory of his Conquests ended in the Thame of his transformation, the most wonderful example that

we do read in, a!lche book of God; Dan.4.33 The same houre was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar

, and he was driven from men, and did'ear grase as exèn, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like Eagles feathers, and his nails like birds claws. For chus did the King continue in this shameful punishment the whole terme of seven years:

But literally this was fulfilled in Belsmazzar, .who made a great feast co a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before che thousand;

In which drunken feast wherein the consecrate vessels of the Temple were abused in quaffing and carowling, the fingers of an hand were fecn on the wall over against the King, writing the doome of his shameful downfal. For observe the end;

In that night was Bellhazzar the King of the Chaldean, fair, 5And Darius the Median took the Kingdome. So he did drink allo, and his nakednesse was laid open, and the Medians came in and took away all their glory. : Verf. 17. For the violence of Lebanon Sallcover thee, and the Spoile of beasts which made them afraid.

This overthrow of the Chaldean Monarchy he calleth the vi olence of Lebanon covering them."

Junius doth understand this place thus, that the enemy should come upon the Babylonian with the same violence that hunters use, who pursuing the wild beasts in the forrest of Lebanon be. ving pitched their nets and tents for them, do suddenly set upon them, and drive them into their nets : lo fadden a surpriz: fhill the Babylonian fuffer.

Matter Calvin doth give this as a cause of their punilh ment, and understandeth the words thus, that God will cover the Babylonian with shame for the violence that he offered to Leba non, and to the beasts therof forraging fudea and destroying not only men and women in towns, but the very wild beaits of the forrest of Lebanon, which was near to Jerusalem, so that chis expresfech the cause of Gads provocation against the Babyloni:

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an, and withal the comfort of the Church, that God would re-
venge the wrong done to their land, not only to the People
-thereof, but to the very wild Beasts of the forrest.

De verbis baétenus.
The parts of this text are two,

Si. Peccatum, Gone.

22. Pæna, punishment.

1. Peccarum, in which
1 Quid;potant amicum vel socium.
7.Ad quid; ut videant nnditatem.
1.Pot ant vicinium.2. Fauts, S!. Drink drunk.

2. Make drunk.

1. They be drunk. Drunkennesse it self is an horrible fin, it is one of the fruits of the Aesh; Of whieh I tell you, as I have also told you in times

Gal. 5.21 past, that they which do such things,shall not inherit the Kingdome of beaven.

Drunkennesfe is confeft of all men to be a fiane; and they that love it belt, and ase it most, will be very angry with you, if you call them drunkards,

For ic is not agreed upon as yet what drunkennefle is : our statuce law doth impose a penalty of five shillings upon every one that is convicted of drunkennelle.

Our Articles given to sworn men, do charge them to enquire, if there be any Drunkards in our Parishes, and to present them.

But neither the Ecclefiaftical Canon, nor the Act of Parliament doth direct the inquisition, by defcribing what persons must be esteemed drunk.

I will tell you whom the Scripture denoteth. Lot was diunk when he committed incest with his daughters, Gen. 19. and so overgone with wine, chache neither knew of cheir co. ming to his bed, nor of their going from him.

Noab was drunk when he lay uncovered in his tent; these were Gen, s. farre spent in the highest degree.

Uriah the husband of Bathibeba was drunk too, the text faith David made him drunk; ret he was fo much Master of his

2 Sam, 119 own thoughts, and of his charge committed to him, that he would not go home to his own house as the King would have had him.



2 Sam.13., Amnon the sonne of David was drank, yet ic is said of him

his heart was merry with wine. jReg 16.9

Elah King of Israel made himself drunk, and Zimri hisser

vant killed him, I Sam.250

Nabal made a great feast, and was so drunken, that Abigail 36

thought not fit to tell him of the danger that his churlishnefle had like to have brought upon him till he had flepe it out,

A King that drinkech wine is described then to be drank, when they drink and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of the afflicted. So that co drink so deep as to forget the law of our lawful calling, and to do things contrary to the fame, is to

drink drunk. Luc.2i 34

Christ calleth the overcharge of the heart with drink drunkenneffe. His word is Bepurtă se, signifying the laying on of a barchen apon the heart.

For lo much as we drink for necessity or for moderate refe &ion-doth chear and refresh and lighten the heart : buc excessive

drinking doch lay an heavy burden upon it, Therefore Eph.5.18,

Be not drunk with wine wherein is excelle.

Now what is excelfe? noc fo much as lageth us under the Table only, not so much as makes us flagger and recle as we go, and caketh away the use of our memory, speech and good minners;

But they are drunkards that fit at the wine till it inflame thetta Wine is allowed to warm the stomach, nor to set it on fire.

Some man excufeth himself, that he drapk not above his strength, but was able to carry it.

Wo unto them shut are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength Verl.22. to mirties sing drink.

Tun's 16.s, that allexcesse in drinking which is beyond the measure which maintaineth health is drunkennesse; call it good fellowship, or making merry, or keeping good company, or whatsoever faire colours you will lay upon it, it is drunken. nefle.

It turns grace into wantonnelle, and medicine into disease,
it maketh the body which should be the Temple of the Holy
Ghoft the very Cellar of Bacchus.
The evils chat grow out of this Gnne are many.

Ifa. 5. il.

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